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Human, Economic and Environmental Geography
By Meenu Agrawal

First Published : 2019
ISBN : 9788177084887
Pages : 192
Binding : Hardbound
Size : 5x 9
Price : US$ 54

Human geography is a branch of geography that deals with the study of people and their communities, cultures, economies, and interactions with the environment by studying their relations with and across space and place. Human geography attends to human patterns of social interaction, as well as spatial level interdependencies, and how they influence or affect Earth’s environment. It concentrates on the study of human activities by using qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Economic geography is the study of place, distribution and spatial organization of economic activities across the world. It represents a traditional sub-field of the discipline of geography. However, many economists have also approached it in ways more typical of the discipline of economics.

Economic geography is also defined by the geographers as the study of human economic activities under varying sets of conditions associated with production, location, distribution, consumption, and exchange of resources.

Environmental geography is a branch of geography that describes the spatial aspects of interactions between humans and the natural world. It is the study of systematic description of different components of environment and interaction of human beings with these components.

This book explains and examines various facets of the three related subjects of human, economic and environmental geography.

Part I: Human Geography

1. Demographic Transition Theory and Development and Management of Human Resources
1.1 What is Human Geography?
1.2 Importance of Human Resources
1.3 Demographic Transition Theory
1.4 Human Development Defined
1.5 Dimensions of Human Development
1.6 Human Resources Development (HRD)
1.7 Human Resources Management (HRM)

2. Population Trends and Characteristics: World and India
2.1 World Population, 2019
2.2 India: Population Trends and Characteristics

3. Population, Economic Growth and Demographic Dividend Hypothesis
3.1 Population as a Retarding Factor in Economic Growth
3.2 Demographic Dividend Hypothesis

4. Urbanization and Rural-Urban Co-ordination
4.1 Urbanization and its Effects
4.2 Rising Urbanization in India
4.3 Features of Urban Infrastructure Services
4.4 Functions of Local Bodies
4.5 Financing of Local Bodies
4.6 Municipal Commercial Borrowings
4.7 Privatisation of Municipal Services
4.8 Urban Governance
4.9 Urban Planning
4.10 Urban-Rural Co-ordination
4.11 Major Issues in Urbanization

Part II: Economic Geography

5. Work Force and Classification of Economic Activity
5.1 What is Economic Geography?
5.2 Labour Force and Work Force
5.3 Occupational Classification and Occupational Structure
5.4 Meaning and Nature of Unemployment
5.5 Manpower Planning

6. Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Forestry and Fishery
6.1 Agriculture
6.2 Animal Husbandry/Livestock
6.3 Forestry
6.4 Fishery

7. Location of Industry
7.1 Factors Affecting Location of Industry
7.2 Alfred Weber’s Theory of Industrial Location

8. Special Economic Zones (SEZs)
8.1 Meaning of SEZs
8.2 Types of SEZs
8.3 Configuration of a SEZ
8.4 Advantages of SEZs
8.5 Pre-conditions for the Success of SEZs
8.6 Role of the Government
8.7 Role of the Private Sector
8.8 SEZs and Small Enterprises
8.9 Global Experience

9. Technology Parks
9.1 Importance of Science and Technology
9.2 Technology Park Defined
9.3 Objectives of Technology Parks
9.4 Software Technology Parks (STPs) in India

10. Transport, Trade and Services
10.1 Transport Sector
10.2 Trade and Commerce
10.3 Services Sector

Part III: Environmental Geography

11. Environment and Development: Conflict and Balance
11.1 What is Environmental Geography?
11.2 Environment and Development: The Conflict
11.3 Sustainable Development: The Balancing Act

12. Biodiversity and Ecosystems
12.1 Range of Biodiversity
12.2 Ecosystems
12.3 Biosphere Reserves
12.4 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
12.5 Biological Diversity Act, 2002
12.6 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
12.7 World Heritage Convention (WHC)
12.8 Marine Biodiversity

13. Global Climate Change
13.1 Evidence on Climate Change
13.2 Consequences of Climate Change
13.3 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

14. International Efforts and Co-operation
14.1 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
14.2 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
14.3 Environment and Millennium Development Goals
14.4 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
14.5 Sustainable Development Goals Report, 2018
14.6 Economic Instruments for Promoting Sustainable Development



Professor Meenu Agrawal is Principal, Ginni Devi Modi Girls (Post-graduate) College, Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh and also Associate Professor and Head, Department of Economics in the same college. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut in 1991. She specialises in the areas of rural development, economic choices and environmental issues. With more than 35 years of teaching experience and 25 years of research experience, she has authored 42 books and co-authored 17 books in areas of her specialisation.

Dr. Agrawal has published 75 research papers in journals and magazines of repute. She has also attended and presented papers at various national and international conferences and seminars. She has also organized 10 national seminars, sponsored by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi.  She is the recipient of several awards at the national level.

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